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NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
|Office of Information and Public Affairs
||Washington, DC 20207
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 23, 2002
|Black & Decker Recall Hotline: (866) 229-5570
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact:
Scott Wolfson, (301) 504-7051
CPSC, Black & Decker (U.S.) Inc., Announce Recall to Repair Cordless
Electric Lawn Mowers
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S.
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Black & Decker (U.S.) Inc., of
Towson, Md., is voluntarily recalling to repair about 1,300 reconditioned
cordless electric lawn mowers. The clips holding the control cable to the handle
may be missing, which could cause the blade control device to fail and keep the
mower blade running when it should stop. If the blade control device fails,
consumers could suffer serious injuries.
Black & Decker has not
received any reports of injuries with these lawn mowers. This recall is being
conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.
The recalled cordless
electric lawn mowers have an orange deck and a charcoal black motor cover. The
reconditioned lawn mowers have the model number CMM1000R and date codes between
0043 M.N.D.C. and 0121 M.N.D.C., both of which are located on a silver and black
label on the rear door of the mower. The lawn mower has the words "Black &
Decker" and "Cordless" on top of the motor cover.
Black & Decker
factory stores nationwide sold these lawn mowers from December 2000 through May
2001 for between $145 and $290.
Consumers should stop using these lawn
mowers immediately, and take them to a Black & Decker service center for a
free repair. For more information or to locate the nearest service center, call
Black & Decker toll-free at (866) 229-5570 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET
Monday through Friday or log on to the company's website at http://www.blackanddecker.com/CustomerService/DocumentView.aspx?DOC_ID=CS_SA_Default
Lawn mowers sold at locations other than Black & Decker factory
stores are not included in this recall.